SCORCH Membership

SCORCH membership criteria are as follows:

  1. All departments of radiology in Children’s Hospitals in the United States and Canada are eligible for membership in the Society. Each department (or its equivalent) shall be represented by one member: its chief, acting chief, or vice chief (or its equivalent).
  2. The institution is the member, with the chief, chair, or equivalent serving as the institution's representative.  An institution can only have one representative.
  3. The representative must be an SPR member.
  4. The department/division/section has a minimum of 3 FTE positions for that location/hospital intended for radiologists practicing pediatric radiology (include oneself in count).  The FTE positions must be funded by the institution holding SCORCH membership for which one is serving as its representative – i.e., the positions are not shared and, therefore, funded by another institution. Note: If the practice has 3 FTEs slotted but, due to attrition, has 2 pediatric radiologists and intends to seek to fill the position, the practice remains eligible. 
  5. Must have an organizational structure where the representative has a leadership role.
  6. Must have decision-making input regarding hiring/retention/budgetary/financial responsibilities.

Note: The last point is somewhat flexible, as many members do not control all aspects of the listed items.

If you are interested in your institution joining SCORCH or have further membership questions, 
please contact the SCORCH office at